Category Archives: Blog post

BlackRock is getting swarmed, all around the world

This week saw grassroots actions against the firm in Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Boston and New York. CEO Larry Fink’s media response was predictable, and unacceptable. More this week! The September Swarm against BlackRock is on! Activists gathered in Palo Alto and Boston and called on BlackRock to stop funding the climate emergency, forest destruction […]

69 Organizations Tell Fed to Stop Buying Fossil Fuel Debt

In letter, groups who are part of the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition outline how the Fed has prioritized fossil fuels in its response to the pandemic July 30, 2020, New York, NY — Today in a letter to the Federal Reserve (the Fed), 69 public accountability, environmental, economic justice, science, health, and religious organizations […]

Wall Street and Fossil Fuel Companies Are Funding Police Violence

One of our Stop the Money Pipeline coalition partners, the Public Accountability Initiative, just released a new report that maps how major financial institutions and fossil fuel corporations are funding police foundations in cities across the United States. As The Guardian explains in an article about the report: Big corporations accused of driving environmental and […]

“Defund the Police” and “Divest from Fossil Fuels” Go Hand-In-Hand

This blog post was written by two Stop the Money Pipeline steering committee members, Moira Birss, Climate & Finance Director at Amazon Watch, and Jamie Henn, coordinator of the STMP communications working group.  Should climate activists get behind defunding the police?  It’s a question that’s being asked across the climate justice movement as the Movement […]

Chase Lends to Fossil Fuels Companies — But Not Black Communities

Protests are underway at Chase bank branches in the city of Chicago, where a recent report showed that of the $7.5 billion in home purchase loans Chase has provided since 2012, only 1.9% has gone to Black neighborhoods. “If your dollar goes into [Chase] Bank … you are funding your oppression,” said activist Ja’Mal Green, […]

Mnuchin’s Big Oil Bailout

TAKE ACTION Washington, D.C. — Environmental groups expressed outrage on Wednesday evening at the news that the Trump Administration is moving forward with a bailout for oil and gas companies instead of prioritizing direct aid to American families and workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Big Oil is looking to steal as […]

Youth + Elders Unite in New Push for Climate-Safe Pensions 

Managing more than $46 trillion in assets worldwide, pension funds are the world’s largest asset owners and among the biggest investors in fossil fuels. By funneling billions of dollars into this polluting industry, pension funds risk both the climate and the hard-earned retirement savings of our public workers. Today, united in a common cause, youth […]

Stop the Money Pipeline April 23 Schedule

watch Earth DayLive 2020 Stop the Money Pipeline schedule   9:00 Interfaith Call for Care and Resilience (Rev. Fletcher Harper, Benki Piyãko, Swami Dayananda, Imam Saffet Catovic, Rev. Leo Woodberry, Rabbi Jennie Rosen) 9:30 Musical Performance by Michael Franti Morning Flow with Gustavo Padron 10:00 Message from Norman and Lyn Lear Stories from the Earth […]

WATCH: Stop the Money Pipeline by Miriam Nielsen of PBS Digital

Mirian Mielsen on YouTube: Happy Earth Week! It is time to stop the money pipeline and celebrate the planet. If you want to be involved, here’s an overview of what’s happening each day, courtesy of People’s Climate Movement: April 22 — STRIKE: On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we will demonstrate our collective power […]